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Zimbabwe PM Tsvangirai Praises Donors for Helping Revive Education Sector

  • Jonga Kandemiiri

The Zimbabwe Teachers Association and the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe issued a statement condemning schools that turn away pupils who have not paid third term fees and levies

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said Wednesday that the unity government has been largely successful in restoring basic education in the country as it promised when it was formed early last year, thanks to help from the international community in restoring social services including health and education.

Mr. Tsvangirai delivered his remarks in officially accepting a United Nations Children's Fund gift of US$52 million in textbooks and other school supplies, as correspondent Sylvia Manika reported.

Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Teachers Association and the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe issued a statement condemning schools that turn away pupils who have not paid third term fees and levies.

The third term began Tuesday amid reports of schools barring students for failure to pay fees.

Zimbabwe Teachers Association Acting Chief Executive Officer Sifiso Ndlovu told VOA Studio 7 reporter Jonga Kandemiiri that schools and parents should resolve such issues without troubling students.

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